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NFLPA says no statements today

As we wait to see whether the players will ratify the agreement that the owners ratified yesterday, players association president Kevin Mawae issued a statement this morning:

NFLPA says no statements today

As we wait to see whether the players will ratify the agreement that the owners ratified yesterday, players association president Kevin Mawae issued a statement this morning:

"Player leadership is discussing the most recent written proposal with the NFL, which includes a settlement agreement, deal terms and the right process for addressing recertification.

"There will not be any further NFLPA statements today out of respect for the Kraft family while they mourn the loss of Myra Kraft."

That suggests if the players do decide to vote, they will not formally announce it, or that no vote will be taken. That remains unclear.

NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith was among a large contingent of NFL people at the funeral for Myra Kraft this morning in the Boston area.

Meanwhile, in Atlanta, team executives are being briefed on the nuances of the proposed CBA. Each team was allowed four people in the sessions. The Eagles are represented by team president Joe Banner, general manager Howie Roseman, general counsel Aileen Daly and manager of football administration Derron Harris.

"That's part of the fun, the challenge," Banner told the team web site. "We're going to get all the details and then absorb them and integrate them into our plans. We will move forward knowing that we have a lot to learn every day."

The Eagles have been touting that they have an "aggressive plan" once the lockout is lifted.

"We have reviewed our roster and the league thoroughly and we're excited about what is ahead," Banner continued. "We think we have a good plan in place. I think that one thing you understand in this business is that rarely does a plan completely fall into place. You have to be flexibile. You have to be ready for anything to happen. We think we are."

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